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Helping Out for May 8, 2019

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Helping Out highlights some of the many charitable events and activities going on in the Charleston area. ATTENTION: Submissions should now be made using our online form.

The Green Heart Project, in partnership with the students and faculty of Mitchell Elementary School, will host the ninth annual Harvest Dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. May 16 at 2 Perry St. in downtown Charleston. The Harvest Dinner is the Green Heart Project’s annual end of school-year event, celebrating another season of connecting students with healthy food. The event is a neighborhood potluck-style barbecue with food provided by local chefs, who use produce from Green Heart’s own garden.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Children under 12 are free.

Food Lion, the Lowcountry Food Bank and the National Association of Letter Carriers are scheduled to host the 27th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday. More than 100 Lowcountry Food Bank staff and volunteers will be on hand at each local post office throughout the Charleston area to meet local letter carriers who will bring in food throughout the day from their daily routes collected from household mailboxes.

Food Lion has provided a donation of 26,000 meals and donation bags for postal carriers to distribute to household mailboxes in the days before the event, according to a news release. The bags filled with food donations will then be collected on Saturday and delivered to the Lowcountry Food Bank.

If a household does not receive a bag in their mailbox, they can leave shelf-stable food at their door and their letter carrier will pick it up. If your home has a community mailbox bank, donations may be left there.

Woodhouse is set to host Get Down with Momma Fashion Show Soiree with Skirt magazine from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at 725 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. The Mother’s Day fashion show will include light bites, drinks, dancing, music and a fashion show featuring women-owned businesses like Morph, JT Style and Little Fish Boateak.

Tickets are $20 and the proceeds benefit Florence Crittenton.

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